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at california. democrats don't just have a majority in the legislature now. they are going to have a super majority. meaning that republicans essentially don't have enough minority power to stop anything the democrats want to do. the same story in indiana, but for the republicans. indiana republicans will have a super majority in the house and in the senate and they hold the governor's mansion. dit to in oklahoma. they turned it into a bigger super majority. this is what happened in 2012. not just the disappearance of divided rule in the states. but the rise of super majority one party rule. that's a position of immense power for whichever party it is in control. they get to do what they want. if you think about it, you better trust those people because there's no bull work against them in these states. one state on the precipice of getting that super majority status is the great state of ohio. heading into this year's elections, republicans in ohio controlled the governor's mansion, house, and senate. in the senate, republicans currently have the super majority status. it's the democrats
in the states where they are already legal and secondly, what's to come of them in california. >>> just a day after washington state become the latest allowing gay couples to get married, the supreme court said it will delve into one of the nation's most hotly debated issues. >> the highest court in the land has decided to take up what will be one of the biggest civil rights cases that this court could ever hear. >> the court agreed to take up the legal battle over california's proposition 8 passed by voters four years ago ending same-sex marriage in the state. a federal appeals court ruled the ban unconstitutional on grounds that applied only in california. but now that the supreme court is weighing in, the justices could get to the more basic issue. can any state ban same-sex marriage. nine permit it or will, so does washington diagnosis. the court also agreed to hear a challenge to the federal defense of marriage absent. it defines marriage as, quote, only a legal union between one man and one woman. the law had a big effect on eddie windsor of new york who married thea spire. when she die
had argued recently. they leave behind a 3-month-old baby. >>> residents in northern california may finally be getting a break from a series of powerful storms that have saturated the region over the past week. a third storm sunday dumped pounding rain and downed trees and power lines. nbc's jay gray has the latest from california. >> reporter: this morning the water and worries continue to rise across central and northern california. for almost a week now, high winds and heavy rains have pounded the west coast. trees and power lines are downed, rivers and creeks pushed past their banks. >> everybody behind us has lost almost everything. everyone's been evacuated. it's horrible. i've never seen nothing like this in real life, never. >> reporter: it is an overwhelming reality for countless families. sandbagging, trying to protect what they could, but many were still forced to find higher ground. >> it is a helpless feeling. it is. >> reporter: the rain has thankfully turned to snow across the sierras and even at the lower elevations, many areas may finally get a bit of a break after
on same-sex marriage. hearing cases on the defense of marriage act and california's proposition 8. much more on that in a moment, and the busy week ends with some good news for america's workers and the president. a little christmas cheer some early. the u.s. economy generating a stronger than expected 146,000 new jobs in november helping trim the jobless rate to 7.7%. a four-year low. happy holidays, right? not if you're john boehner. >> this isn't a progress report because there is no progress to report. the president has adopted a deliberate strategy to slow walk our economy right to the edge of the fiscal cliff. >> yes, indeed, it's like a visit from the ghost of christmas past, casual friday edition. another positive month of jobs numbers, another glum assessment by bah humbug boehner. he couldn't even be bothered to put on a holiday tie to take up the case of mr. scrooge and the top 2%. as nancy pelosi asked, why, oh, why is congress on another recess when they could be extending tax breaks for the middle class just in time for christmas? >> this is a moment of truth, the clock is
doma, the federal law that's now before this court, and when we filed the case right here in california, as one has to do, we sued the governor at the time which was arnold schwarzenegger and our attorney general at the time which was jerry brown, the current governor. both responded by refusing to defend the case and ultimately joined our side in the case and said it was fundamentally an unconstitutional law and they weren't going to defend it. so the judge in our case, chief judge vaughn walker, who wrote that historic ruling in this case, allowed the intervening defendants, the proponents of prop 8, to intervene and to defend the case. on the doma case the small group of folks on capitol hill out of the house have come together and are defending it because the federal government won't. at the end of the day this is unconstitutional, and everyone knows it. >> it's a day in history here. this could be a major moment in the court's history. look at what tom goldstein of scotus blogged last week. quote, i have never before seen cases i believe would be discussed 200 years from now. bush
the california's proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage, is constitutional. voters in california passed prop 8 four years ago but since then two courts have said it is unconstitutional. american's views on this issue have shifted rapidly, to where the majority of americans now support same-sex marriage. the cases will be heard in march. a ruling is expected in june. these decisions will have you judge for fairness in this country. one reporter described this case as the roe versus wade of gay rights. we have three special guests tonight. joining me now is richard, a former white house advicer to former president clinton and equality matters, a guy rights advocacy rights group. dustin, activist and award-winning screenwriter of the movie "milk." he's helped to lead the charge to overturn proposition 8. and jonathan capehart, opinion writer for "the washington post" and an msnbc contributor. let me thank you both for joining me tonight. >> thanks, rev. >> richard, what does this mean for same-sex marriage? are you hopeful about how the supreme court will decide? >> he will >> well, i think it'
and whether they leave this question to states like california. and that could be a really painful decision if it goes the wrong way. >> professor, great to have you with us. thanks so much. that's "the ed show." "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. ezra cline filling in for "the rachel maddow show" tonight. >> good evening. a dreary december day turned out to be full of news today including big news out of the supreme court. and one of the coolest pictures ever having a big revooufl. but we begin with important news out of washington. for all the squabbling politicians and the whining pundits, we can announce to you tonight, right here, right now, there's a budget deal that's becoming clear. our long national nightmare might almost, and i repeat, it's washington, almost be over. this is kind of like one of those kids games where you have to look at a picture that looks like nonsense until your eyes filter out the garbage and you can finally see the sailboat. that's what's going on in washington. you have to filter out the garbage. take yesterday for example. i don't tune into c-span
a challenge to california's proposition 8, which could either be a very narrow decision about california only or the justices could take up the basic question about whether states can deny same sex couples the ability to get married. these cases won't be argued until probably march, but i think it's very surprising. this is a huge action by the supreme court today wading fully into the issue of same-sex marriage. so it's going to mean that this will be an absolute blockbuster term. >> pete, can you talk a little bit about what it means to take two cases in this way at the same time? we know from the aca decision that justice roberts cares deeply about his legacy and the legacy of the court. how do we read that into this discussion? is he going to want to be part of a decision stripping rights away from people, and then he looks into the future and he's in a case like people look back and say he was the chief justice when they took rights away from millions of americans. >> reporter: we can read nothing into any specific justice's thinking about the fact they took up the defense of marriage ac
workers, the quintessential sort of low wage workers, the state of california, congresswoman, ends up paying $86 million in basically social safety net, food subsidies and the floor that is not provided by walmart, the employer. isn't this the thing that we need to be having a conversation about? >> that's one of the reasons the republicans have such a problem with obama care, for example. we are talking about moving away from employer-based, in a sense, requirement of where you work for your safety net and really saying everybody should have it and, by the way, everybody is going to put in towards t a lot of employers are having a problem. for once, we are telling them, people need to be insured. it would have been better in my opinion if it wasn't health care insurance form. >> just health care reform. >> this is a route going down towards what we need, which is that all americans should have an ability to walk in at a very local arena and get a physical, get a checkup. if something is wrong with them, start down the road to improving their health. when we see that happen, i can't t
now, assistant majority leader dick durbin of illinois, and california republican congressman kevin mccarthy. welcome to you both. i'll get to some of the foreign policy questions later, but i want to talk about what's been top of mind for both of you, and that is the fiscal cliff deadline that congress faces. the reality is, if you hear it from the outside, these public statements from both sides, it doesn't sound very good. here's speaker boehner and the president talking at the end of the week. >> when it comes to the fiscal cliff, this threatening of our economy and threatening jobs, the white house has wasted another week. the president has adopted a deliberate strategy to slow walk or economy right to the edge of the fiscal cliff. >> we're going to have to see the rates on the top 2% go up. and we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. >> so here's my sense, congressman mccarthy. why in the minds of republicans aren't they processing it this way? look, president, we'll give you what you want on rates. let them go up. but we have to get something in return. big cuts in
case from california that potentially raises the bigger question. now, as it comes to the supreme court, it comes in a very narrow way. the court of appeals, which agreed with the trial court, that proposition 8 striking down gay marriage in california was unconstitutional, it ruled in a very narrow way. it said california was wrong to grant the right and then take it away. you can't do that, apeeldz court said. if the supreme court upholds that ruling, it would apply only to california, but it's possible having taken the case that they could get to the bigger issue about whether any state can deny same-sex couples the right to get married. >> pete williams, thank you so much. joining me now is chad griffin, with the human rights campaign, and the organizer initially of the legal challenge to california's prop 8, banning same-sex marriage before coming to the human rights campaign to lead that. chad, first of all, there was a division in the community as to whether to take this appeal because you're risking everything now if the court and it is a conservative led court, if they overturn
much less about the banks. equity financing is vastly better. you know, in california we had the crisis in the '80s. sorry. in 2000. the crisis. there was no debt. and, you know, people recovered. california's very anti-fragile because they benefit of every era, every problem. they make lemonade of every lemon. so that's the first thing is less debt in the system. it's a combination. to have an economy that's anti-fragile. you need also to have less deficit on the part of government and transfer it to the states. more decentralized decision making. why? because if you do you have decentralized errors. not one error dragging you down and last decade two errors in the down. iraq war. you know? it was a horror from human side. but it cost between 40 and 120 times the original estimates. you don't want mistake that is are very large. a fragile system is one in which mistakes are costly and the benefits are small and anti-fragile system is one in which mistakes are small and bring long-term benefits. we want to be in that environment and environment that ben filths of mistakes. >> i hear wha
california. and we are looking at moderate rain at this time across northern california into southwestern oregon and also up in the seattle and the coast of washington state. now tomorrow we are actually going to see even heavier rain start to move in. we have already had reports of about 8 to 10 inches of rainfall already from the past few storms we've already seen. but we've also gotten reports of wind gusts up to 60 to more than 80-mile-per-hour. and we're going to see more of the same if not a little more intense as we go into sunday morning. additional rainfall totals on top of the 8 to 10 inches on the ground could be an additional 5 to 6, 7 inches of rainfall out of what we'll see tomorrow morning. we have the series of storms moving into the west coast. then it's a totally different story right in the middle of the country. we're also talking about record-break heat today. down into dallas and also into san antonio where temperatures should get into the upper 70s and lower 80s. that's about 20 degrees warmer than average for this first day of december. the only cool spot really is
. >>> pouring rain and heavy storms are heading to nevada after pounding much of northern california. many rivers are expected to crest above flood stage. the rain may be too much, especially in one mountain town. let's go live to miguel almaguer. look at the raging waters behind you. >> reporter: what a difference a day makes. we got here yesterday afternoon and the water level was almost this high. we didn't see the rapids coming down this river and this is not at crest. we're told this river at least in had this area right here in downtown truckee will not flood. it's not expected to flood, but that doesn't mean it won't overflow. here in the county, a state of emergency has been issued. this is the third punch in a series of storms that have hammered the west. we have seen rain, wind and snow. but the big concern, not just here in truckee, but all across the state is localized flooding. it straddles between california and nevada. it runs 121 miles long. there's a lot of area they are concerned about. it may reach above flood stage. so they may be in a dicey situation later on this afte
. they would hear the prop 8 case out of california. prop 8 is the california ballot proposition which amended the california constitution to define marriage between a man and a woman. the court will some time this year, probably in june, decide whether that amendment is unconstitutional. but the court also said it would hear a challenge to the defense of marriage act, a 1996 law passed under president clinton that defined marriage between a man and a woman for the purposes of federal law. the question is why now? why did the supreme court choose this moment? nine states and washington, d.c. all recognize same-sex marriage now. that doesn't seem like very many but it's happening quickly. three of those states people voted to legal marriage in november. maryland, maine, washington. first time ever done so. there's a big public opinion trend here. since '04, "the washington post" abc news polls have been asking people should it be legal or illegal for gay and lesbian couples to get married? in 2004, 59% of people said they thought it should be against the law. in 2012 it was almost the opposite.
prop 8 in california. if that is struck down, does that mean marriage equality then for all intents and purposes is legal in all states? does what happens in california then change the relevance for 49 other states? >> well, this all gets to how the supreme court rules. you know, i think it was the ninth circuit -- the ninth circuit court of appeals when they upheld the decision written by judge vaughn walker. judge vaughn walker didn't go for the big expansive constitutional right to marry that ted olson and david boies was hoping he would go for. he had a very narrow ruling. will the supreme court stick to that narrow ruling? if they do, same-sex marriage, assuming prop 8 is knocked down, then same-sex marriage could just be limited to california. and what we could end up have happening is a situation where you have something like 20% of the country where same-sex marriage is legal and if richard is right and doma is struck down as unconstitutional where you could have legally married same-sex couples in, say, california or new york who are then able to avail themselves of the 1,1
of california. in our 1:00 eastern hour right here on msnbc. >>> we need to turn now to weather. a winter storm another one dropping snow in the northeast. take a look now. you know a lot of people -- just a few days away. we've got a little snow coming down here now actually. that's the spot a lot of people are going to gather. right outside the studios here, rockefeller plaza. but the new year's countdown they expect some million people to be out there when the ball drops. but when that ball drops, how bad is it going to be out there? are they going to be getting snowed on? dylan dryer, would you recommend going out there on new year's receive in. >> of course. it's new year's eve in new york city. but the snow will be gone by then. it is a snowstorm nonetheless and the roads and anyone traveling in the northeast will run into some issues. we've already seen some reports of pretty bad road conditions across pennsylvania and new york state. that's where the snow has been heaviest. in new york right now it's just pretty at this point. it hasn't really made a mess of the roadways. the storm is g
from california introduced the l.i.n.e. act. it would require an election commission to set new national standards by january 1st, 2014. the commission would decide the minimum number of voting machines, workers, and other resources needed for an election. it would keep voters from waiting longer than one hour to cast is ballot. but some republicans want to handle the problem themselves. pennsylvania republicans, for instance, they want to change the number of electoral votes. down in the state of florida, secretary of state acknowledges that there were election problems, but he won't explain why voters had to stand in line for seven hours. >> -- what are you going to be using to determine what is a hyperperforming versus an underperforming county? >> that's a very general term, and i don't want to get into the specifics. >> and the ohio's secretary of state is in a complete state of denial. john husted spent months fighting democrats in court so he could shorten voting hours and days. >> it's kind of like criticizing the cook who delivered a great meal. you may not like the pro
what's called serious entitlement reform and cuts? joining me now congresswoman bass of california. it's a pleasure to have you on again. >> thanks, thanks for having me on, tamron. >> absolutely. the president is in michigan. i want to read what senator dick durbin said on entitlements and reform. let me play it. >> i do believe there should be means testing and those of us with the higher income and retirement should pay more. that can be part of the solution but when you talk about raising the medicare eligibility age, there's a key question. what happens to the early retiree and the gap in coverage between the workplace and medicare? >> what are your concerns regarding entitlement reform? >> well, my main concern is that what i think is unacceptable is if we were to break the guarantee that the u.s. has had with the population for many, many decades and that's after you hit a certain age, your health care will be covered. and so, my concern is if we were to just across the board raise the age, you know, life expectancy depending on where you're talking about is different in differe
's right. it's a matter of time. >> you know, i've driven by northern california, one of the encampments up there. there's really nothing there you have to know on the map that this is where it was. no structures left. >> they were all in the most desolate place of the country. >> yes, it's astonishing. i pull over and look at the identifier to tell you where it is. showed it to my daughter. it was so astonishing that that was so recent, so easy to do at the time, so hard to see what was wrong with it from the people outside those camps who put you there. >> and it was totally irrational. because it was hawaii that was bombed. but if they had in turn -- the people of japanese-americans on hawaii in the hawaiian territory were not incarcerated. because they were about half the population and the economy would have collapsed. we who were on the west coast were thinly the spread out. we were primarily in the rural areas, farmers. some were acquiring land and becoming quite successful. and so it was hysteria and greed and lack of political leadership. interesting historical note. we had an atto
are plementally ill a shouldn't be able to buy a gun and in california in the city of los angeles we're looking at our california registry to see who has a gun and shouldn't have it and we're going after them. >> congressman yarmouth, i want to ask you, because being that you do hale from kentucky, as we look at gun purchases, kentucky ranking number one for americans that have purchased guns. as we talk about the reflections of what can come after newtown, it is not so much about guns as it is about what's deemed as assault weapons in this country and properly defining what are assault weapons and that should be sold to the american people through the bill of rights and the second amendment in honor of that. are you calling for comprehensive action based on what we saw in newtown. what is comprehensive action mean and especially when we know there is 51% of people on the hill that have been funded by the nra for their campaigns to be there? >> we now have a task force headed by mike thompson of california looking into what kind of package the congress might consider. i think the mayor mentione
'm joined by congresswoman barbara lee a democrat from california. good to see you. good morning. >> good to see you. glad to be with you. >> let me give you the republican perspective. it is that some indications they are willing to give on taxes whether 400 or 450,000, that yesterday they floated this idea of changing social security. they've backed off on that. they apparently are willing to give on some of these estate taxes. the democrats are willing to give on some of the estate taxes. but what the republicans want is they say that this deal that's being offered looks like it actually puts us further in the hole. it's actually costing us more than it's saving us. tell us what your take is on where we are right now. >> well, first let me just say it's a shame and disgrace that we are where we are. the american people are fed up first of all with this process. secondly, with the priorities that are coming forward. one is what's happening now to the 2 million people who have really fallen over this human cliff, who deserve an extension of their unemployment compensation? they want to w
. this time it's primarily northern portions of the west coast. up in the northwest. in california our rivers have receded so that's good. as far as the um brobrella weat toledo, detroit, bring your umbrella with you for the morning commute. back down towards st. louis. you're going to have wet weather to deal with, too. you can see the showers right now approaching over the top of st. louis. so your forecast today, this is the bottle it up enjoy it while it lasts day, 70s all the way as far north as philadelphia today, even baltimore. new england a little cooler there. mid 50s in boston this time of year. you're loving that. chicago, it's not like they're complaining. in chicago, they went from 70 to 55. that is still by their standards in december, very, very nice. >> bill, thanks so much. >>> new this morning, was there another woman involved in the murder-suicide of the chief's jovan belcher? and the u.s. reacts to israel's plans to build and expand settlements. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the
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of snow reported in the mountains of california. that is the area of low pressure that is slowly going to trek eastward and then eventually bring snow to the area in oklahoma and arkansas and even winster storm watches posted across southeastern missouri up into southern illinois and into indiana as well. here you see this winter storm warning right through oklahoma city. so it is going to get pretty nasty for traveling in that area where we could end up with, again, about six or seven inches of snow in this pink shade here. again, most areas in the east will be seeing a good amount of sunshine for christmas day, however, tonight into tomorrow morning a weak little disturbance will move through and bring just enough snow that you could see some of the white stuff on the ground in the northeast making for kind of a white christmas, i guess. a little bit goes a long way though when we're talking about the holidays. veronica? >> yeah, that's true. just a little. thanks, dylan. >>> coming up next, a syrian airstrike kills dozens in a bread line. a hero farewell for the late senator inouye.
in california and required a two-thirds majority to impose new taxes. years later, reagan won office promising to cut taxes especially for those at the top. now, 30 years later, americans are paying less in taxes than anytime in recent memory. a total tax burden, federal, state found a household making 355,000 in 2010 paid 42% of income in taxes down from 49% back in 1980. a household making median income saw it decline to 27.7% now. so, it's not surprising that as the tax burden has fallen, american public opinion about taxes changed. in 1980, 60% of americans said they paid too much in taxes. 30% said they paid the right amount. this year, amazingly, a plurality of people said they pay the right amount of taxes. 46% said they pay too much. a campaign to lower taxes. when they got in power, lowered taxes and took away the promise to lower taxes. it is why we are poised on the brink of the first successful increase since the first clinton budget back in 1993. while raising taxes on the wealthy is justified and necessary, it's just the first step in a long journey toward the future. one that re
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with prevacid24hr. >>> the west coast is bracing for more stormy weather. residents in northern california made preparations as rise river waters started to threaten their homes. for the latest, let's go straight to the weather channel's chris warren. he is in truckee, california. chris, how bad is it expected to get out there? >> well, from what we understand, it's going to get to major flood stage. this is the truckee river right here. it is below any kind of flood stage right now. but what residents tell me, what they're expecting based on the forecast of major flooding by tomorrow, you see that rock over here in the middle of the river. they're expecting the river to be over that rock. >> wow. >> by tomorrow when it does flood. to give you a perspective of where we are in relation to that and the reason why so many people are getting ready, and it is possible. it's not a guarantee that we're going to have significant damage. but they're saying, the forecast is saying for possible minor damage to some of the homes. this is pretty close. you have people out here with sandbags. they have a bob
marijuana inç a state like california? >> possibly. the green rush started in 2009 after the ogden memo said if you're in clear compliance with state medical marijuana laws, we're not going to bust you. >> this is from the number two at the department of justice at the time? >> precisely. everyone was confused because of all the busts in california. california as a state does not have clear and unambiguous laws regarding medical marijuana. in colorado where there are clear laws, you don't see the raids in the same way. >> that's interesting. it's possible we'll see forebearance on the part of the federal government? >> potentially. >> uf been doing phenomenal reporting on this issue. thanks for your time. a crash course is how now level at a time a meal for four people. that's up next. ♪ oh oh, oh, oh ♪ you're wonderful ♪ you have a heart of gold [ male announcer ] vera wang love. the new diamond bridal collection from vera wang. exclusively at zales. this is another! ta-daa! try charmin ultra strong. it cleans so well and you can use up to four times less than the leading value b
political analyst, and robert reich, former labor secretary and a professor at the university of california berkeley. he is also the author of "beyond outrage." richard, i want to go to you first here. the president talked quite a bit in the election cycle. >> quite a bit. >> he did, period, about the fever breaking amongst republicans in congress . >> yes. >> it's been quite feverish of late, which is to say a lot of back and forth, a lot of hot air blown from the house caucus. i wonder if you think that fever might be breaking with the suggestion john boehner said, even if the president gets his way on tax rates, which would seem to open the door to that possibility. >> it's a bit to latch on to that. they cannot settle on a position. very different from the last time around. and it's true. the white house has said both publicly and privately, look, we're prepared to see all the tax rates go up. what are you going to do about it? that's a very, very different dynamic from what we've seen before. interesting that only 65% number out there hasn't changed. republicans know that they've got t
now is senator barbara boxer of california. senator boxer, thank you very much for being here. it's nice to have you here. >> thanks. >> president obama said this will not be just another washington commission whose ideas get pushed aside after months of study. what do you think is possible to achieve? >> first of all, i want to say that joe biden is a no-nonsense person who i had the privilege of working with the author of the violence against women act. he is as you said shepherded it through, senator feinstein's bill that banned the assault weapons. he created the cops program which we together worked to make sure that there were some grants to make schools safer through that cops program. so he is giving the job to a can-do person who is well loved in the senate and in the house. and i think this signals that this issue, as you say is going to be front and center. >> senator feinstein has been very overt about the idea that this is more doable than people think it is. obviously, there had been an attempt on an assault weapons ban, shepherded by then senator biden before senato
of the injured. we are also following another developing story. this one coming to us out of southern california. police have evacuated a wall mart in merino valley after shoppers reported seeing a man carrying an assault rifle or a shotgun. police are still looking for the suspect who they say asked to speak to the manager. authorities do not know if the gun was real or some type of replica or a toy. my partner with him on new gun legislation. he got a big wake-up call this weekend. the ceo of the national rifle association refusing to support any new gun laws. >> senator feinstein's bill to -- is that going to pass? >> i think that's a phony piece of legislation, and i do not believe it will pass for this reason. it's all built on lies that have been found out. everything i hear -- i mean, my gosh. people in the media, i revere their communication skills, but they have an obligation to be factual, to be truthful, and everything that these politicians are saying about that is not true. >> pete williams is nbc's justice correspondent. pete, after the news conference on friday, we have that inter
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